Someone once called the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to give a tip-off about a cat killer. But investigations showed that the so-called killer's alleged victim had died from an attack by stray dogs. The AVA said it has been receiving more complaints about animal cruelty over the years, but many of them were found to be not cases of cruelty. This led to the unusual situation where the number of confirmed animal cruelty cases fell by seven from 2016 to last year despite the number of complaints rising by 47 over the same period. In 2016, the AVA received 323 complaints, but investigations confirmed that only 29 were cruelty related. Last year, the complaints rose to 370, but only 22 turned out to be cases of cruelty. This year, as of March, there have been 122 complaints, of which 55 are being investigated. Mr Joshua Teoh, director of the regulatory department for AVA's animal management group, told The New Paper: "Precious time and resources are expended on such … [Read more...] about Reports of alleged animal cruelty cases up, but actual cases fall
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By The Canadian Press Fri., March 16, 2018 HALIFAX—Nova Scotia has become the first province to ban medically unnecessary cat declawing. The ban — part of a worldwide movement against the practice — took effect Thursday after a three-month education period. The Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association decided in December to amend its code of ethics to make the practice of elective and non-therapeutic declawing ethically unacceptable. Read more: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association opposes declawing of cats Article Continued Below Some owners declaw their cats — but a U.S. state may soon call that animal cruelty Cat credited with saving owners’ lives when fire breaks out Veterinarian organizations in many other provinces are having active discussions on the issue. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association strengthened its stand against declawing domestic cats last March, saying the practice causes unnecessary and … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia becomes first province or state in North America to ban cat declawing
BUCHAREST — A litter of puppies wrapped in a blanket and set on fire. A dog roaming the streets with its jaw hacked off. Cats found at the bottom of an apartment block, spines snapped. It's part of a catalog of cruelty in recent months that has gone barely noticed in Romania. The struggling EU country has seen a spate of brutal attacks against animals following the deadly mauling of a 4-year-old boy in August by one of Bucharest's tens of thousands of street dogs. Police and animal welfare officials say the attacks were fueled by relentless and "hysterical" media coverage of the case. The Four Paws animal welfare group registered 15 cases of people savagely attacking animals in the six weeks after the boy's death, compared to six cases of similar cruelty in the previous nine months. But animal cruelty has long been a problem in Romania — where animal protection laws are weak, people still grapple with the trauma of a brutal communist regime, and anger builds over … [Read more...] about After boy mauled, Balkan animal cruelty in focus
The Fight For Justice For Socky, The Stray Cat Has Begun Azra Azreen is still fighting the fight for Socky to get the justice it deserves and it is far from over. She has started a petition to call for "the Malaysian Government and police to treat animal cruelty cases seriously and impose higher punishment on the perpetrators" and targets to get 10,000 signatures. The Justice For Socky petition can be signed here. 26 Nov: Penangite Azra Azreen frequently feeds a stray cat behind her house, in Taman Inderawasih. She has also taken the liberty to name this black-and-white cat Socky. Socky, with her black and white fur, is timid. She would run away when she is approached by humans. Socky is one of the stray cat which I fed behind my house. She's so afraid of humans that she would run and hide if she saw someone coming towards her. One day on 24 November, Azra had the shock of her life when she returned home from work. Socky was found dead in the middle of the field. Her neck and two front … [Read more...] about How Could Someone Bind, Kill And Disembowel Socky The Stray Cat?
Wearing a white bathrobe, Chloe is comfortably sprawled on a grey fur blanket. She looks intently at the camera, while a silver tray full of Urban Decay cosmetics lies at her feet. Sounds like your regular beauty influencer featuring a paying advertiser in a post on Instagram? Chloe is anything but. She is a mini frenchie – merely one of the many rising stars in the world of social pet influencers. And increasingly, these four-legged furballs are becoming the latest faces of beauty brands, touting their products and headlining some of their biggest digital campaigns. Urban Decay, The Body Shop, Too Faced, Nyx and Smashbox are among the beauty brands that have recently chosen to hire dogs and other pets as their brand ambassadors, specifically on Instagram. There has been an uptick in the number of beauty and fashion brands inquiring to partner with pets in recent months, confirmed Loni Edwards, managing partner at The Dog Agency, an influencer agency that … [Read more...] about Beauty brands are now paying dogs and cats to tout their products on Instagram